Hot, warm, cool, crisp, tender, crunchy, soft, spicy, sweet, sour, salty… Mmmmm! It’s not everyday that all these textures, flavors and temperatures come together in one bite, and every subsequent bite, to create a fabulous party in the mouth. A Vietnamese banh mi is a perfect example … Continue Reading ››
It was a beautiful spring morning. I was dressed and out of the house by 9:15 am. Time was of the essence. So, I took the short and scenic drive to my destination. Opened the door and walked in to analyze the situation.
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Connecticut is blessed with tons of gems in the form of farms offering nature’s rich bounty and the many talented chefs who skillfully celebrate those bountiful ingredients in their cooking. I am sure you can imagine how much pleasure it gives me when I tell the world (through my blog) … Continue Reading ››
Well! It’s official! The dates for Connecticut’s most anticipated and my most favorite foodie festival have been announced!
I have watched this festival get bigger, better, classier and tastier 🙂 over the years. And if last 6 years are anything to go by, this … Continue Reading ››
Let’s start with, “what on earth is Banchan"?! It is a Korean, family-style of eating where you have a bunch of small dishes (meats, fish, vegetables) centered around a bowl of cooked rice. Kimchi, of course, is at the table to join the party….always!
There are … Continue Reading ››
I am originally from India so I am always game for some Indian food. Sadly, Connecticut doesn’t have that many Indian restaurants. Of the ones I have tried thus far, I find myself recommending the same 2-3 places to everyone who asks. For a proper sit-down experience, I … Continue Reading ››
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” -Henry James
Indeed, there is something so deeply relaxing and enjoyable about the ritual of afternoon tea. That one hour in the middle of the day where you … Continue Reading ››
Chinese New Year has fascinated me for years. All this time, I have wistfully wondered what it would be like to visit China at this time of the year. I bet the atmosphere must be charged with excitement. I can imagine lots of lights, decorations… and the color … Continue Reading ››